Verizon Wireless users can text donations to Hurricane isaac relief
“The residents in the Gulf Coast have experienced significant damage to their communities as a result of Hurricane Isaac,” said Torod Neptune, vice president of corporate communications for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon is committed in helping the communities affected by leveraging our technology and making it easy for our customers to donate funds by implementing a text-to-donate campaign with the American Red Cross.”
Customers can make a $10 donation by simply texting REDCROSS to 90999. Those interested in giving more can donate up to five times their original donation. For example, customers making a $10 donation can give up to $50.
Verizon Wireless waives text messaging fees for disaster relief and 100 percent of each donation goes to American Red Cross relief efforts.
Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.